How To Change And Update Nickname In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

There is a lot of fun, little things you can do in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV). Apart from fighting battles and defeating Gym Leaders across Paldea, players have been given full licenses regarding customizing their outfits. This includes shoes, sunglasses, hats, shorts, and shirts.

Players can also go on fun adventures in search of new Pokemon like the Tagtree Thicket, which houses Grafaiai, and the cliffs, which has Slither Wing.

Numerous Pokemon also have hidden abilities, though they can be challenging to find, even using capsules. Most of these activities require money; this is where the Amulet Coin will be your big bet as it doubles rewards from defeating opponents.

Whenever you catch Pokemon, players will have the chance to give a nickname to them. In this regard, there are times when you come up with a cool name later on and maybe wonder how to make the change now. The following guide helps players give or change the nicknames of Pokemon in the game.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Nickname

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV): How to give or change a nickname

There have been problems in the past surrounding this whole nickname issue, which frustrated players as to how to change it in-game later on. Generation 9 has been a significant step up from the previous editions. There has been the addition of 103 new Pokemon, including the two legends – Koraidon and Miraidon. The first opportunity for players to use the nickname feature comes when they have to select a starter Pokemon.

The choices are Fuecoco (Fire), Quelaxy (Water), and Sprigatito (Grass). Remember that you can change your starter Pokemon after you have delved into the game. This can be done through a ‘soft’ reset of the game through data management and settings.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Changing nickname

Now that we know how the game begins changing nicknames takes center stage. You will not have to visit any particular place or talk to anyone, which is the case when it comes to Hyper Training your Pokemon at a later stage in the game. To change the nickname of your favorite Pokemon in the game, follow the steps listed below:

  • Select X on your Nintendo Switch to open the Main Menu
  • Scroll down to the “Check Summary” tab after selecting the Pokemon you will update the nickname for.
  • There will be a “Choose Nickname” option, and you must press X again.
  • Now, type in your name and select OK.

You have changed or given your Pokemon a nickname which you can modify whenever you want in the game.

Thus, that is all the information players need regarding Pokemon’s nicknames. It is a quirky feature that does enhance the gameplay in some form. When players want to take a break from pursuing Pokemon and taking down the obstacles in their path, they can come up with exciting nicknames for their best companions.


Last Updated on November 28, 2022

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